Frontier & Emerging Markets

Frontier & Emerging Markets

UNCTAD logo

Dependence on commodities leaves countries ‘vulnerable to shocks’ and ‘weakened’

THE NUMBER of countries dependent on commodities has reached its highest level in 20 years, according to a recent UNCTAD report. UNCTAD (United Nations Conference...
World Bank Logo

World leaders issue clarion call for accelerated action on water

A fundamental shift is needed to avert devastating consequences, says high-level panel on water A HIGH-level Panel on Water consisting of 11 Heads of State...
Hands Water Tap

Post-crisis restrictions on international banking can blunt growth prospects in developing countries

Growing restrictions imposed on foreign banks operating in developing countries since the 2007/9 global financial crisis are hampering better growth prospects by limiting the...

Reducing Risks in Developing Countries is Key to Spur Investment and Growth

A stable business environment, effective regulations, and political stability are among the key drivers of foreign direct investment (FDI) into developing countries, according to...

Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing...

But sweeping transformations needed to unlock their potential to help feed and employ a younger, more crowded planet - new report 9 October 2017, Rome -...
Reserve Bank of India

Indian Summer On The Horizon

Investors had been keeping their distance from India this last 12 months as New Delhi's business hubs looked like being on the brink of...
World Bank

Better Global Prospects Yield Favorable Outlook for Developing East Asia Pacific

Projected growth of 6.4 percent provides more space to address longer-term challenges Bangkok, October 4, 2017: Improved global growth prospects and continued strong domestic demand...
Oil Palm Fruit

Balance Between the Need For Palm Oil and Environmental Concerns is a Tricky Business

South east Asia’s palm oil industry is facing tough criticism as many producers refuse to comply with sustainability targets, but are the farmers getting...
Jose Manuel Salazar - ILO

China trade, investment and projects create 1.8 million jobs in Latin America and the...

The first research carried out on the impact of economic relations with China on the volume and quality of employment in the region highlights...
World Bank Logo

World Bank Visits Slavonia to Identify Growth Constraints

Zagreb, September 7-9, 2017– A World Bank team, led by the new Country Manager, Elisabetta Capannelli is undertaking a visit to Slavonia to discuss...